“Ghostbusters” (2016)

Paul Fieg’s inexperience at directing big-budget blockbusters is made apparent here. This film has the feel and pacing of an R-rated studio comedy, but with stale, inoffensive PG-13 jokes. The leads mostly range from okay and decent, in Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig’s case, to downright obnoxious in Kate McKinnon’s case. The only actor in the film who’s consistently humorous is Chris Hemsworth. The visual effects are passable, but not all that creative. There’s not much about this film that’s terrible, but not much that’s really good either. Neither deserving of intense ire, nor deserving of much praise, this is a very average, and middling remake that’s watchable, but will be rightly forgotten in a few years.

Rating: 3/5

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